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Healthcare Continuing Education

GCSC is an approved provider of continuing education for the following professions (50-833)
Healthcare Approval Codes:

Dental Hygienist (DH)
Dentist (DN)
EMT & Paramedic (EMS)
Nursing Home Administrator  (NHA)
CNA, LPN, RN, ARNP (NU)


LCSW, LMFT, LMHC  (PS)
OT, COTA (OT)
PT, PTA (PT)
RRT, CRT (RC)
FL Department of Health Bureau of Radiation Control
Provider # 3200457 (RAD)


clinical education methodologies ONLINE | 2-Hour  course -new!

If you have an interest in helping our future healthcare providers during clinical rotations, this course is for you! At the conclusion of this training, the participant will be able to summarize the value of clinical instruction during a student's clinical rotation; discuss opportunities, challenges for student learning, and identify best practices to use during clinical instruction. Although course is delivered online, the participant will have the opportunity to communicate with instructor and a discussion board will be available to collaborate with other students. Approved (2) DH, DN, PT, RC, RN 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE online | 2-HR REGISTER

Approved 2 hours | DN, DH, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC
Enroll anytime and complete the course prior to June 30th.
Fee: $24 

EMT REFRESHER online | 32-hr REGISTER

The EMT Refresher online course fulfills the mandatory 32-hour refresher component and meets the requirements for EMT’s set forth by the State of Florida. Students enrolled in this class will receive updated training on all necessary emergency medical care skills including adult and pediatric education with a minimum of two hours in pediatric emergencies. Every two years, EMT’s must provide the certifying authority with proof of 32-hour approved refresher course with 2-hour pediatrics. This course is offered as an open entry, open exit format providing a flexible schedule for all EMT’s. Approved (32) EMT

Enroll anytime and complete the course within 12 weeks.
Fee: $89 

HIPAA ONLINE | 1-HR  REGISTER

Approved (1) CL, DN, DH, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC
Enroll anytime and complete the course prior to June 30th.
Fee: $12 

HIV/AIDS ONLINE | 2-HR REGISTER

Approved (1) DN, DH, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC
Enroll anytime and complete the course prior to June 30th.
Fee: $24 

INFECTION CONTROL ONLINE | 1-HR REGISTER

Approved (1) CL, DN, DH, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC
Enroll anytime and complete the course prior to June 30th.
Fee: $12 

IV THERAPY | HYBRID REGISTER

This course meets standards established by the FL Board of Nursing for LPN’s to administer IV Therapy. Participate in 6-hour lab (see schedule below) after successful completion of the 24-hour online training. Assignment is due each week. Topics include infusion therapy using peripheral veins and central venous access, infusion of fluids and medications, blood product transfusions, antineoplastic and biologic therapies, parenteral nutrition, and infusion therapy in pediatric and older adults. Prerequisite: PN or RN graduate. Textbook required (ISBN-13: 978-1496355010) 30 hours | NU (LPN post-graduate level course, RN general).

Online DateS & Lab Date

Online date range:  May 18 - Jun. 17
Lab date:  Sat., Jun. 20, 8:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. 
Lab location: Student Union East (SUE) 244
Fee: $275 

LOCAL ANESTHESIA FOR DENTAL HYGIENISTS | HYBRID -COMING IN APRIL!   

Common oral local anesthesia injection techniques and related background information are addressed in this course. This course also covers neurophysiology, armamentarium, basic injection techniques, complications, contraindications, and legal considerations of administering local anesthetics to dental patients. A dentist contributes to both course c

Content and delivery. This course is designed explicitly for Dental Hygienists to obtain certification to administer local anesthesia in the State of Florida. Satisfies Florida Statute 466.017 (SB 1040). For additional information, including prerequisites and registration packet, email slock@gulfcoast.edu or call (850) 872-3819. (60 hours includes 15 hours online, 15 hours didactic, 15 hours lab and 15 hours clinical externship) Approved for DH. When scheduling course, ask about prerequisites.

Required Prerequisites at this link:
Local Anesthesia DH Applicant Packet 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID - YOUTH REGISTER

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This training is ideal for parents, teachers, youth leaders or anyone wanting to make a difference in the life of a young person.

Mon., Jul. 20, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Student Union East Room 243
Fee: $58.00 (includes textbook and 3-year national certification) 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID – OLDER ADULTS REGISTER

Mental Health First Aid for Older Adults teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This 8-hour training — which focuses on the unique experiences and needs of adults over the age of 65 — gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care. This course is ideal for professionals working in assisted living or skilled nursing settings or anyone caring for an older adult.

Fri., May 15, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Student Union East Room 243
Fee: $58.00 (includes textbook and 3-year national certification) 

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID - ADULT REGISTER

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to recognize risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems. Information will be discussed concerning depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, and addiction disorders. A 5-step action plan will be practiced to help someone developing a mental health problem or in crisis. Learn how to help family, friends, or even yourself. Additional information: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org

Mon., Jun 1, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Student Union West Room 302
Fee: $58.00 (includes textbook and 3-year national certification) 

PREVENTION OF MEDICAL ERRORS ONLINE | 2-HR Register

Approved (1) CL, DN, DH, NU, OT, PS, PT, RC
Enroll anytime and complete the course prior to June 30th.
Fee: $24

 
Sherrie Lock, Program Coordinator
slock@gulfcoast.edu
(850) 872-3819

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